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Home Buyers Now Contend with Large-Scale Real Estate Investors

It is a challenging time right now for homebuyers. However, if you think that it is tough buying one home - try buying 80,000. As if buyers did not have enough to contend with, global investment companies are now entering the residential real estate market. They are...

Surprise Drop in February New Housing Starts

As we have discussed in past posts, the U.S. residential housing market is currently in the midst of an historical supply shortage for new and existing homes for sale. The result has been a booming housing market and soaring home prices nationwide. One of the tools...

Turnkey Real Estate Exhibiting Some of the Strongest Market Demand

Over the past year as the pandemic has unfolded, it has been interesting to watch which sectors of the real estate industry have come out ahead, and which have struggled. It has certainly been a mixed bag. Certain areas of commercial real estate - particularly retail...
Can 3D Printed Homes Help Alleviate the Housing Shortage?

Can 3D Printed Homes Help Alleviate the Housing Shortage?

Shortage of New Home Construction Causing Disruption The United States is currently undergoing a residential housing boom, as evidenced by a short supply of homes for sale and soaring home prices. Surprisingly, this is occurring following a year that experienced the...

Investors Focused on the Recent Rise in Interest Rates

Investors Focused on the Recent Rise in Interest Rates

Renewed Investor Focus as Rates Jump Suddenly, global equity and fixed income markets are focused on interest rate levels and potential inflation. On cue, volatility in treasuries and the stock market have returned. As reported recently in the Wall Street Journal: “A...

Fed Pledges Continued Easy-Money as Rates Start to Rise

Fed Pledges Continued Easy-Money as Rates Start to Rise

The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose last week to just over 2.8%, the highest reading since November of 2020. The increase in rates may put a damper on further refinance plans by homeowners, but the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently made it...

Social Media Madness, Volatility and Your Home

Social Media Madness, Volatility and Your Home

As an investor, you never know what new twists the market is going to throw at you. Thanks to social media madness, investors now keep their eyes on social media platforms like Reddit, and on out-of-favor companies like GameStop. Just add that to other complications...

Housing Trends for 2021

Housing Trends for 2021

2020 was a surprisingly strong year for housing. If underlying dynamics continue as we anticipate, 2021 is likely to be even stronger. Home sales and price growth quickly re-accelerated after a brief pause in the spring, and housing became a silver lining in what has...